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Main Title Health Hazards of Discarded Pesticide Containers.
Author Wolfe, Homer R. ; Durham, William F. ; Walker, Kenneth C. ; Armstrong., John F. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1961
Stock Number PB-280 604
Additional Subjects Public health ; Pesticides ; Toxicology ; Disposal ; Containers ; Toxic diseases ; Public health ; Children ; Insecticides ; Concentration(Composition) ; Hazards ; Accidents ; Safety ; Combustion ; Smoke ; Tables(Data) ; Recommendation ; Decontamination ; Reprints ; Air Sampling ; Toxic subtances
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-280 604 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 7p
Observations made in orchard and row-crop areas of the Pacific Northwest indicate that most applicators destroy burnable containers soon after their content of pesticide has been emptied. Disposal of glass or metal containers, and particularly those of metal, is less prompt. Occasionally, these glass or metal containers may be used as drinking-water jugs or for other household uses. Residual parathion in 12 paper bags that had each contained 4 pounds of the 25% water-wettable powder was found to range between 0.25 and 1.20 gm with a mean of 0/60 gm of the technical material. Twenty-two 5-gallon metal drums which had contained 45.6% parathion emulsifiable concentrate were found to contain residual amounts of technical parathion ranging between 1.25 and 9.48 gm with a mean of 2.73 gm.